Dillon County Residents Winners at State 4-H Fundraising Event

Richard Calhoun, high overall shooter, and Darby Hamer, high overall female shooter.

ArborOne Farm Credit and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank were sponsors for a 4-H Sporting Clay fundraising event held at the Clinton House in Clinton, SC, on February 5th, 2011. Both organizations sponsored teams of both adult and youth shooters from Dillon County.

The funds raised at the event are used to train 4-H volunteer leaders and to promote and host statewide events. 4-H is a nationwide youth development program and is run by Clemson Extension Service in South Carolina.

Richard Calhoun of Dillon County, an employee of ArborOne, was the high overall shooter in 100 target sporting clay event. Darby Hamer, a Dillon County 4-H member, was the high scorer out of all the female participants. This was the second year in row that she has taken that title.

The ArborOne adult team of Richard Calhoun, Brownie Campbell, and Bill Aston had the highest combined score and won 1st place in the event. The ArborOne youth team members were Cody Gasque, Jim Carr, and Darby Hamer. The AgFirst adult team members were Allen Gasque, Carlton Carr, and Wayne Hamer. The AgFirst youth team members were Logan Cox, Myers Hamer, and Huston Hamer.

Dillon County participants at the 4-H Sporting Clay fundraising shoot. (Click for larger image.)

ArborOne Farm Credit is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of member-owned credit cooperatives that lends to agriculture and rural America. ArborOne provides competitive and flexible financing, and delivers crop insurance expertise to farm families, rural landowners, and agri-businesses in the 12 counties of the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.

4-H is a nationwide organization that promotes youth education and development. Their motto is learn by doing. The shooting sports program helps youth to learn decision making skills, safety, leadership, teamwork, and responsibility, as well as physical motor skills.

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. The Dillon County 4-H certified instructors participating were Bill Aston, Carlton Carr, and Allen Gasque.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email